Needle Recapper

Needle Recapper


The main body of the needle recapper is made from natural white acetal copolymer resin.

Both the top and the bottom of the needle recapper are recessed. The outside wall of the needle recapper has a non-slip textured finish to help you grip the recapper during cleaning, etc.

The Needle Recapper has 5 different holes. Please look at the description below to see which hole is most suitable for the needle you are using.

  • Red hole: Insulin type syringes
  • Blue hole: Blue needles
  • Green hole: Green needles
  • Centre hole: Spinal (yellow) type needles
  • Bottom hole: Miscellaneous large diameter needles

Health and Safety (Sharps Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013

These Regulations implement the EU Council Directive 2010/32/EU on the prevention of sharps injuries in the hospital and healthcare sector. Many of the requirements contained in the Directive already formed part of health and safety law in Great Britain. The new regulations only contain those requirements that are not specifically addressed in existing legislation.

HSE has produced a Health Services Information sheet Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013[1] to assist employers and employees to understand their legal obligations under the Regulations.

The Directive is published in the Official Journal of the European Union [2]. Member states, including the UK, have until 11th May 2013 to ensure that the provisions of the Directive have been implemented into national legislation.

How to use the product

Step 1

Place the Needle Recapper on a flat surface and place the cap in the correct hole for the syringe you are using.

Step 2

Using a single hand, place the needle into the cap inside the Needle Recapper and push firmly.

Step 3

Remove the syringe from the Needle Recapper and the needle should now be recapped.

Cleaning/disinfecting/sterilising our needle recapper

Acetal copolymer resin allows machined products the ability to retain dimensional integrity, maintain stability in water and most chemicals at elevated temperatures.

Recommended sterilization techniques for acetal include steam autoclaving (Maximum 121Celcius cycle) and Ethylene Oxide gas. Disinfectants and germicides generally have no effect on acetal, however, acidic solutions can degrade the polymer over the long term.

Acetal is degraded by high concentrations of Hydrogen peroxide and/or Ozone – It is therefore not suitable to be sterilised using the newer type of Hydrogen peroxide ‘Vapour Phase/Plasma’ sterilisers. Mild acidic solutions, over the long term, can have a detrimental effect on acetal. Strong acid solutions, e.g.>1m HCl, may have an immediate detrimental effect.

Product Dimensions

Code Description
1BT-NDLRECAP Needle Recapper
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